they can't wait that long to vote. so i went up to them and i said, you know, i hope you'll be patient, wait to vote. and so help me, two or three people in good english just turned around to me and said senator, we have been waiting for 56 years, we can wait a few more hours. they didn't mind it. and last saturday as a result, five and have decades of waiting came to an end. and today, today, even as we're here now having this hearing, events are taking place in new york at the united nations, and south sudan becomes the 193rd member. we should recognize, i know you do, mr. ambassador, that while only one country is joining the community of nations, the reality is that two nations emerged on january 9. the newly independent south, and a greatly changed north.